A Health Department is a government agency at the state, county, or local level charged with protecting public health. Health Departments may offer a range of social services, including educational programming on public health concerns like food borne illnesses, immunization, and infectious diseases. Many also offer clinical services, such as flu shot clinics, blood pressure screenings, and health consultations. Some Health Departments offer support services to families affected by environmental health problems such as lead poisoning or unclean water supplies.
Alabama State Health Department 11 West Oxmoor Road Birmingham AL 35209 205-916-0400
Jefferson County Health Department 3013 27th Street North Birmingham AL 35207 205-324-4133
A Mental Health Department is a government agency at the state, county, or local level that provides social services to people with mental health and substance abuse issues. Mental Health Departments offer a range of services, including housing assistance, employment programs, and services for people with developmental disabilities. Mental Health Departments may also offer substance abuse treatment services and counseling services for individuals, groups, and families. Many also offer programs to help people with behavioral health issues to avoid jail and hospital visits.
United States Government Birmingham Veterans Affairs Mental Health Department 700 19th Street South Birmingham AL 35233 888-469-6614